At the roundabout, take the second exit…the voice says on my Waze app.
One of the first things anyone notices when driving in England is that it is so NOT America. It goes far beyond the driver’s seat being on the right side of the car and driving on the left side of the road. There are very few intersections, everything is a roundabout and some roundabouts are so large there are even signal lights in them. Oh yeah, signal lights. The “yellow light” is the most used color on the signal light; whether it is green, yellow, red or red, yellow, green. Seems that not only do the English talk proper, they want to caution you every time the street light changes.
Another change from US driving is the fact that you don’t have to be on the lookout for police to catch you speeding, nope, they use cameras in their speed zones…and if you are caught speeding, they don’t let you off with just a warning either. (I’d be screwed driving Scarlett here!)
Not only is this weekend a holiday in the States but it is also a “bank holiday” here in the UK which many English aren’t sure the reason for the holiday other than it triggers the need to take out their “caravan” (camper for those of us in the US) and clog up all of the motorways as they go for a holiday in the sticks…oh yeah, that’s the countryside.
Speaking of countryside, that is one of the things I love most about being in the UK, you can see amazing countryside just driving down the road. Whether it is a farm with sheep or horses; or a magnificent yellow colored one full of rapeseed, it definitely is not what I am used to driving in Florida.
One thing is for certain, driving in the UK is not anywhere close to driving in the US and this American is going to be very happy being a passenger while here.
To check out all the England Blogs on my trip. Click HERE!